Recommend a game for me? (on loaded mac pro)

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by fairnymph, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. fairnymph macrumors 6502

    fairnymph

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    Okay, it's not fully loaded, but I think it's pretty decent (see sig).

    I am not really much of a gamer, but I feel like I should try a game purely because of my system.

    I'm willing to pay, provided it's not outrageous. Online would be cool, but isn't necessary.

    I don't like first person shooters. Adventure/role playing maybe? I like historical stuff and I love vampires. Magic is fun too.

    I have no idea at all what the best games are that will fully take advantage of my system, so please give me some suggestions. :)
     
  2. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    Harry Potter was announced at the keynote, so you should get that soon enough. However games might run even better once Leopard ships, judging by this thread.
     
  3. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    oblivion is an rpg and pretty taxing. You need bootcamp though.
     
  4. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    Get STALKER. It's more detailed than Oblivion and is set in an area that's based on real world events with a huge pinch of salt. The result is a graphically rich, post apocalyptic world!
     
  5. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    World of Warcraft is always a good choice. ;) Careful you don't get "addicted" though.
     
  6. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    It's not a game, it's a chore!
     
  7. pknz macrumors 68020

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    I didn't think S.T.A.L.K.E.R. was all that great, didn't get hooked in it at all.
     
  8. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    On first play, I thought it was so-so too. On a second play however I really noticed the story and all the little details. And to show off graphics, STALKER is a good purchase.
     
  9. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    isn't stalker an fps?
     
  10. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    It is, yes.
     
  11. Spartan-117 macrumors newbie

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    FEAR extraction with everything maxed out ;) inc softshadows :p will seriously R*** ur rig hehehe :) also get a better screens a 17" does your rig no justice :p get atleast a 21" :) :D
     
  12. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Thinking a little out of the box here -- Civilization IV maybe? It's not gonna bust your system or show off graphics or anything like that, but it is somewhat historical and a decent strategy game (plus I don't know anyone that can beat it on the hardest levels without cheats).
     
  13. bassism macrumors member

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    You might wanna try X3 Reunion.
    It's a space trading/fighting/empire building game. It's one of those games where if you get into it, you get into it in a big way.
    Just released in native OS X form, too!
     
  14. fairnymph thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the suggestions! :)

    Also, my display is awesome - I'd have to spend $4k to get something with as high a DPI. It's plenty large and the picture quality is amazing.
     
  15. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    Max Payne 2 is a blast, short but can be found for under $10 new now. It's a third-person shooter though so you may not dig it. Lots of good mods for it, like making Max into Neo from the Matrix along with all his matrix-y powers.

    Command and Conquer 3 is a lot of fun, brings back the good old days of strat games.

    Sim City 4 is a lot of fun although a lot of people prefer Sim City 3000. I got addicted to it and was glued to my PC for about two weeks.
     
  16. natemonster macrumors member

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    Command & Conquer 3 is awesome. it will be even more awesome on mac in august. :D
     
  17. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

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    Well you would have to installed BootCamp but Half-life 2 is a good game.
     
  18. wowhelpline macrumors newbie

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    go with wow

    wow is proably the best game out there,i love it.Especially if your in to the mmorpg.And if you have any questions setting it up or anything comment me at

    http://wowhelpline.blogspot.com

    P.S. sorryabout inconvienience hyperlink is not working,just copy and paste
     
  19. sarcosis macrumors 6502a

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    Company of Heroes is the way to go. You have your Historical WWII aspect, as well as one of the best RTS's out there. Gives you a new perspective on RTS games as well as WWII games. I highly recommend it.
     
  20. Chone macrumors 65816

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    Company of Heroes is an interesting game but the whole gameplay takes some adjusting to, it is very easy to get into however with very very useful gameplay mechanics (especially to how it deals with control groups, I wish I had THAT in CNC3).

    Another amazing game is Command & Conquer 3, I love how it feels like the old command & conquer games of old, its really fun my only complaints are that while its easy to play some mechanics make it hard to control, control groups are hard to do and redo and sometimes finding units in the minimap is hell (especially a precious engineer or commando) hotkeys are also hard to use (come on you don't really expect me to be able to use ctrl+f8 while holding a mouse) but I guess it just takes some practice the game in itself is fun as hell.

    So yeah, those are my 2 recommendations, CoH and C&C3, Heroes V is a good game but its a love it or hate it kind of game.
     
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  22. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    Where would you find it for so cheap?
     
  23. t19880821 macrumors regular

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    Pretty nice rig there, fairnymph! Of course, it would be better with the 8800 GPU.

    That's all, I just wanted to compliment you.
     

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